Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-150) Mariners (+130)
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (3-3, 2nd in AL West) travel to T-Mobile Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Mariners (3-4, 3rd in AL West). The Mariners open this matchup at +130 while the Athletics are coming in at -150. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Fiers and Yusei Kikuchi.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
7/31/2020 Nick Margevicius SP Leg Probable for Jul 31
7/31/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/30/2020 Austin Nola 1B Knee Probable for Jul 31
7/30/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/27/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/23/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 3-3 overall record this season. Fiers (69-59 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.51 and he has faced 4,569 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.04 (487 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.258. He has allowed 1,046 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 320 walks. Fiers has taken the hill for 1,086 innings and has accumulated 953 K's so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.15 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 29 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 53 base hits and 21 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 49. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Oakland is hitting .207, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 6 hits this season in 23 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 139. Matt Olson is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .368. The Athletics have 39 hits, including 4 doubles and 5 home runs. Oakland has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 55 times as a unit. They have left 37 men on base and have a team OPS of .617. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 21 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 3-4 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has given up 200 base hits while totaling 120 punchouts in 165 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 103 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.538 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.7. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.22 and he has gone up against 739 opposing batters in his MLB career. Kikuchi (6-11 career record) has earned a 5.61 earned run average while allowing 10.9 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.03 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 7.02. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 46 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 50 batters. They give up a walk 4.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 6.08.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Mariners hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Shed Long comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .321. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 25 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 115. Evan White is hitting .154 this season and he has an OBP of .241. He has collected 4 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 46 and a slugging percentage of .269. The Mariners as a unit have 63 base hits, including 13 doubles and 8 homers. Seattle has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 49 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-150)
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